How to Solve Problems With Garage Door Locks

Garage door openerApproximately 71% of people use their garage doors as their primary method of entering their house. If you are reading this article, chances are you are one of them. Despite the fact that this is such a common way of getting in and out, most people do not pay very much attention to it. Garage doors are the primary artery into our homes and for that reason, it important that we think about the safety level that they provide. Think about your own house.

Did you install the garage doors locks at your house or were they already there?  If your doors were never reprogrammed, then you have no idea who has access to your house. The following guide will help you if you are experiencing some problems with your garage doors or simply are ready to improve the security of your home.


Why Garage Locks Are So Important

Garage doorMost people do not think much about their garage doors. This is despite the fact that they may keep some or all of the following things in there:

  • Cars
  • Bicycles
  • Tools
  • Storage items such as family valuables
  • Simple Appliances
  • Toys

Not only this, the garage door is a portal to your house, but many people neglect to lock the door leading to the garage. Many burglars actually prefer using this as a point of entry as garages tend to be farther away from the main part of the house.

Furthermore, thieves can recognize the telltale signs of a malfunctioning garage door such as one that is not fully closed, an overhead door that is not aligned properly or one that does not close at the first pressing of the garage door opener. Any of these things are signs that your home is ripe for invasion.


Garage Remotes and Transponders

These days, the vast majority of people use a remote to enter their garage. This conveniences is what has made them so popular. Remote Control Keys use radio signals that interact with the receiver on your garage door which tell the door to open or close. If your door does not open and close with one press of the button then you have a problem that you should address immediately.

These days, many garage doors use transponder technology which is similar to remote technology except that it provides and additional layer of security by utilizing a computer chip that also sends a unique algorithm to your receivers making it much more difficult for someone to hack than a traditional opener.

This added security does make things a little harder though when there is a malfunction. If you have to lose or damage your transponder then doors will not budge. This can even happen if you allow your transponder to run out of batteries. When this is the case, you need a certified residential locksmith to help you reprogram the device.


Locksmith Services

Garage door receiver

There are a wide variety of services that locksmiths can provide if you are experiencing any issues with garage remote or are concerned with your safety. Some of them include:

  • Installing new garage locks
  • Repairing old locks
  • Creating new keys
  • Reprogramming transponder/remotes
  • Garage door lockout/lock-in
  • Repairing or replacing keypad or other high tech locks
  • Replacing lock between your home and garage

All of these can be done quickly and affordably for you. Our technicians have years of experience and all of the tools necessary to get the job done right!


Emergency Services

One of the things that you may be wondering is what do you to in case of emergency. This is why you must contact a skilled emergency locksmith. They can help you if you are locked out of your house either from the garage, your front door or need entry into your office, shed, or basically anything with a lock. Not only this, they can help you if you locks have become damaged either through wear and tear or deliberate attempt.

Finally, our service technicians are available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. So you do not need to wait until morning if you have run into a problem. They can do any job on the spot so that you can rest easy and not have to worry.


Some General Tips

Our technicians have seen every kind of situation from home break-ins to someone simply forgetting that he or she left the key in their pocket. As a result, these experts advise the following steps to help improve the safety of your garage and home:

  • Always lock the door between your garage and home
  • Lock your vehicles and leave the keys inside the house
  • Place bikes on racks
  • Leave valuable items in hard to reach places and mislabel their boxes
  • Anytime you move somewhere new, reprogram the garage remotes
  • Reprogram your garage doors every 2-3 years in case someone has gained access through illicit means
  • Consider installing home security cameras inside or outside your garage


It is Quite Simple

In general, thieves look for easy opportunities so don’t make your house an easy target. If you follow the above tips, you will make it that much more difficult for them to get into your house. It is important that you identify the vulnerable places in your home and for most people that begins with their garage doors.


So call us today and see how we can help you!